Kitchen Tips

Kitchen Shortcuts: Skip The Daily Grind With Quality Thai Curry Paste

Lemongrass, shallots, chilli, galangal, garlic, kaffir lime, coriander, shrimp paste: these aromatic herbs and spices are essential ingredients when making an authentic Thai curry paste. But what if you don’t have the time to make your own paste from scratch? Escape the daily grind by choosing a good-quality Thai curry paste, like the range of Valcom Thai curry pastes in supermarkets nationally.

Trusted in Thailand

It might surprise you to learn that home cooks in Thailand frequently reach for ready-made curry pastes when preparing meals for their family. Since launching in Australia 15 years ago, Valcom has become the leading brand of Thai sauces and pastes, known for its authentic ingredients and traditional preparations.

Authentic ingredients

Pick up a jar of Valcom Thai curry paste and guess what you’ll find: lemongrass, shallots, chilli, galangal, garlic, kaffir lime, coriander, shrimp paste, along with sunflower oil, water and salt to stabilise. That’s right, these flavour-packed pastes are free from preservatives and artificial colourings, offering you an authentic shortcut to a delicious family meal in minutes.

Cook the rainbow

Choose from a range of colours and flavours in the Valcom Thai curry paste collection.

Getting its signature colour and flavour from fresh green chillies and coriander, versatile Thai green curry paste suits beef, chicken, pork, fish and vegetables.
Try this green curry beef recipe.

Green curry beef

Made with dried red chilli and fragrant spices, Thai red curry is delicious with chicken, duck and fish.
Try this fried salmon in red curry.

Thai Fried Fish in Red Curry

Mild and sweetly spiced, yellow curry paste works a treat with chicken and shellfish.
Try this yellow curry of bugs, sweet pumpkin and tomato.

Difference between Red, Yellow and Green Thai curries

Creamy and aromatic, full-flavoured panaeng curry matches well with meats, such as pork, chicken, beef and even lamb.
Try this panaeng curry with pork.


Rich, sweet and mild, massaman is a match made in heaven with beef, potatoes and peanuts.
Try this massaman beef curry.

Thai Massaman beef curry Recipe

The spiciest of all Thai curries, jungle curry is an exotic spice blend that hails from central Northern Thailand and contains no coconut milk. Traditional ingredients include chicken, eggplant and bamboo shoots. Try this Thai jungle curry.

Popular Thai Curry Dishes

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